Obit: Krumholz, Leona B. (1916 Ė 2009)

Contact: Dolores


Surnames: Krumholz, Hovland, Schlichter, Jahn, Peterson, Thornberg, Bilderback, Eisburner, Kniseley, Putman, Gearing, Trachsel, Trotter


----Source: Banner Journal (Black River Falls, Jackson Co., WI.) January 6, 2010


Krumholz, Leona B. (7 September 1916 Ė December 31, 2009)


Leona B. Krumholz, 93, of Humbird, passed away Thursday, Dec. 31, 2009, at Black River Memorial Hospital, Black River Falls, under the care of Black River Hospice.


Leona was born Sept. 7, 1926, to Leo and Martha (Hovland) Schlichter.  She graduated from Fairchild Public School and Eau Claire Teachers College.  She taught school in Eau Claire, Clark and Jackson counties.  Locally, she taught first and second grades in Humbird and Fairchild.


Leona married Hibbard Krumholz July 26, 1942, in Black River Falls. She was a clerk on the local school board, Humbird Library and the Town of Mentor, being the first woman to serve in that position.  As a member of Saint Johnís United Church of Christ, she served as treasurer for 25 years.  She co-wrote the centennial history for the church in 2006.  She was a member of the Fairview Homemakers for over 50 years and the Womenís Fellowship of U. C. C., holding offices in each organization.  She and a friend, Millie Trachsel, started the library in Humbird.


Leona loved to travel and, with friends, went to Germany, Denmark, Sweden and almost every state in the United States, including Alaska.


She enjoyed sewing, embroidery, crocheting and quilting.  She was a member of the Humbird quilting group that got together every week at her church. The group hand stitched every stitch on quilts they made for individuals who hired them.  The profits the group made were donated to the church.


Leona also had a passion for playing games such as Scrabble, Aggravation, cards and word puzzles.


Leona was preceded in death by her husband; parents; brothers, Harold, Leo and Curtis; sisters, Angeline (Arthur) Peterson, Gladys (George) Thornberg and Doris (Loren) Bilderback.


She leaves to mourn her passing two sons, Robert (Christine) Krumholz and Brian Krumholz, both of Humbird; one daughter, Debra (Bernard) Jahn of rural Alma Center; five grandsons, Jason Krumholz of Washington D.C., Andrew (April) Krumholz of Burnett, Adam (special friend Jenny) Krumholz of Alma Center, Nathan (Sara) Jahn of Eau Claire and Ian Jahn of Alma Center; one granddaughter, Kortney Jahn of Alma Center; two great-grandsons, Alexander and Ashton Krumholz of Burnett; and many other relatives and friends.


Funeral services for Leona B. Krumholz were held at 11 a.m. Monday, Jan. 4, 2010, at St. Johnís United Church of Christ, Humbird, with Reverend Patricia Trotter officiating. Burial took place in Mentor Cemetery, rural Humbird.  Visitation took place at the Jensen-Modjeski Funeral Home, Hixton, on Sunday from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. and also one hour prior to services at the church.


Casketbearers were Jason, Andrew and Adam Krumholz and Nathan, Ian and Kortney Jahn.  Honorary bearers were Jim Eisberner, Greg Eisberner, Joe Kniseley, Al Putman, Scott Gearing and Robin Trachsel.




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